Building North Carolina's Data Center Corridor Panel

SMMA principal Dana Watts, AIA, recently served on the NC Technology Association’s panel on “Building North Carolina’s Data Center Corridor.” Dana’s 31 years of mission critical experience complemented expertise from panelists representing DukeNet Communications, DataChambers, and Womble Carlyle.

Watts shared SMMA’s recent experience with EMC’s Center of Excellence in Durham, as well as insights regarding the changing industry demands placed upon data centers. Thanks to its long manufacturing history, North Carolina’s existing infrastructure is well-adapted to the needs of data centers, a fact capitalized upon by recent investments in the area by major tech players. SMMA is an active member and supporter of the NC Technology Association, an organization serving the state’s tech sector through advocacy, resources, and events.